August 2012


Main reports: The Palestinian Authority and Government of Israel have agreed on new arrangements regarding the transfer of goods between Israel and the Palestinian Territory and related tax procedures.

A new Palestinian TV channel has been launched called Al- Falastiniya, it is the first private sector funded TV channel in the Palestinian Territory.

The Israeli Cabinet has increased the number of permits granted to Palestinian construction workers by 5,000.

22.4% of West Bank enterprises reported an improvement in their overall performance between Q1 and Q2 2012.

The Bulletin interviews Said Abuhijleh, CEO of Wassel Group, a publically traded Palestinian holding company with 6 subsidiaries specialising in distribution and logistics, security, leasing, cleaning, technology and event management.